“Between Us” – XXth Anniversary of Judicial Mediation (In French, with simultaneous interpretation)
*Participants from outside Canada must contact CIAJ for registration details. Please see the contact information below.
- The Honourable Nicole Duval Hesler, Québec Chief Justice
- The Honourable Louise Otis, International Administrative Justice, Mediator and Adjunct Professor, McGill University
- The Honourable Justice Georgina Jackson, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan; CIAJ Past President
Today we are celebrating 20 years of judicial mediation in Quebec. We can be proud of what we have accomplished as an institution for making justice more accessible.
This seminar gives us a chance to take stock of progress in judicial mediation and think about development options. Mediation is an integrated, voluntary and proven process. It has now been introduced into all courts and almost all tribunals in Quebec. The Quebec model is particularly significant because it incorporates adjudicative and mediational justice into every level and into virtually every area of law, including family and administrative matters, civil and commercial law, as well as criminal law.
The presence of Canadian, European and African judges at our seminar is undeniable proof that this unique model we have established has greatly influenced the introduction of mediation elsewhere in the world. Mediation is a free, flexible process that provides greater access to justice while avoiding costly trials for individuals and society.
For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Plagakis
- 30 days or more before the event: Administration fees of $40
- 7 days or more before the event: 50% of registration fees
- Less than 7 days before the event: No refund
At any time, a participant may be replaced by another person without charge